orb

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1orb

noun \ˈrb\

: something (such as a planet, the sun, or the moon) that is shaped like a ball

: a gold ball with a cross on top that is carried by a king or queen on formal occasions as a symbol of power and justice

Full Definition of ORB

1
:  any of the concentric spheres in old astronomy surrounding the earth and carrying the celestial bodies in their revolutions
2
archaic :  something circular :  circle, orbit
3
:  a spherical body; especially :  a spherical celestial object
4
:  eye
5
:  a sphere surmounted by a cross symbolizing kingly power and justice

Examples of ORB

  1. The moon was a silvery orb.
  2. <out of the countless celestial orbs twirling in space, the planet Earth remains the only one we can call home, so perhaps we should take care of it>

Origin of ORB

Middle English, from Middle French orbe, from Latin orbis circle, disk, orb
First Known Use: 15th century

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Rhymes with ORB

2orb

verb

Definition of ORB

transitive verb
1
:  to form into a disk or circle
2
archaic :  encircle, surround, enclose
intransitive verb
archaic :  to move in an orbit

First Known Use of ORB

1600

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